A Reckoning for the Outlaw Johnny Ringo

On May 1, 2024, in Arizona, by admin
Johnny Ringo Gravesite (click image to enlarge)

Nikon D810, 1/200 sec, f/9.0, 46mm, ISO 200

Here is the gravesite of the outlaw Johnny Ringo. Johnny’s gravesite is located not far from Chiricahua National Monument; since you have driven to the middle of nowhere to photograph Chiricahua, you might as well drive an additional 25 minutes to visit this slice of the olde west.

Wikipedia notes that the grave is located on private land. A gate on a nearby road permits visitors to view the site. I had no problems accessing the site during my visit.

Johnny Ringo Gravesite: 31.865889° -109.418841°

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A Little Yucca Boldly Reaching for the Sky

On April 29, 2024, in Arizona, by admin
A Yucca in the Middle of Nowhere (click image to enlarge)

Nikon D810, 1/400 sec, f/11, 120mm, ISO 200

I spied this lone yucca plant sitting along the side of the road while driving from Chiricahua National Monument to my next destination. It was sitting in the middle of a large field with no other vegetation rising above the golden grasses. It was so eye-catching, I just had to stop.

The sky and grass separate by the mountains breaks the image in half with the yucca spanning both halves. This is a very nice composition in a random spot in the road.

A Yucca in the Middle of Nowhere: 31.992226° -109.445457°

Interesting Patterns of Alien Slime

On April 26, 2024, in Arizona, by admin
Rock Pinnacles, Chiricahua National Monument (click image to enlarge)

Nikon D810, 0.4 sec, f/18, 120mm, ISO 200

Fungus and moss create interesting layers on the rock pinnacles at Chiricahua National Monument. Without these color bits, wider landscape images (like this one) taken at Chiricahua are rather bland, consisting of browns and dark greens. These sprinkles add splashes of color and interesting detail to what would otherwise be a rather drab image.

Chiricahua National Monument: 32.007286° -109.312335°

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